WLAX: Berg rolls past Anderson for first win of the season

File photos by Doug Sampson
File photos by Doug Sampson

ANDERSON, Ind. -- The Heidelberg University women's lacrosse team earned their first victory of the season in a scoring frenzy at Anderson University on Wednesday afternoon.

Playing in their first of two games over spring break, the Berg (1-2) defeated the Ravens (0-2) by a final score of 17-2.

Four Student Princes netted multiple goals, including a game-high of five from Angela Lulejian. The team's leading scorer in 2019 was followed closely behind by Dana Dudley who contributed four goals in her return from injury. Jen Kovarik also tabbed a hat-trick while also assisting one goal on the day. Emmy Flottman-Mullen collected two goals for the Berg, while Jenna Carman, Kelly Spence, and Alexandra Farmer each chipped in with one.

Dudley needed just 27 seconds of gametime to score her first goal of the season after Carman had controlled the draw. Dudley turned provider just a few minutes later as Kovarik swooped in for her first score of the game to go up two.

The hot start for Dudley continued as she finished her hat-trick by netting the next two goals for the Berg just 57 seconds apart from each other.

Lulejian took over scoring duties next for the Berg, netting herself a first-half hat trick, while Kovarik and Carman also scored goals over the final 14 minutes of play to put the Berg up nine at the halftime intermission.

Dudley once again found the scoreboard as she tallied first on an unassisted strike at the start of the second half. Just under to minutes later, Lulejian netted her fourth of the game. Shortly after, Kovarik completed her hat trick to push the Berg lead to 12 goals.

Flottman-Mullen joined the scoring shortly after with her second career tally for the Berg. Lulejian then completed her offensive contributions with her fifth goal of the game.

Spence then scored her first collegiate goal on an unassisted shot. Farmer then netted her goal, before Flottman-Mullen netted her second to complete the Student Princes' scoring on the afternoon. Maureen Kelly picked up the assist for Flottman-Mullen's second tally, giving her her first career point for the Berg.

Anderson scored both of their goals with under two minutes remaining on strikes by C.J. Pinyot and Samantha Huber.

Over the course of the game, Heidelberg held the lion's share in draw controls with 18 and shots with 26.

Jessica Ballow started in the cage for Heidelberg stopping both shots she faced. Mandi Phillips relieved Ballow and contributed the team's third save on the day.

Heidelberg will continue their spring break schedule on Friday at Concordia-Michigan. Game time in Ann Arbor is slated for 4 p.m.